INFORMATION ON THE USE OF COOKIES

This site uses cookies and similar technologies to guarantee the correct functioning of the procedures and improve the experience of using online applications. This document provides detailed information on the use of cookies and similar technologies, on how they are used and on how to manage them.

Definitions

Cookies are short fragments of text (letters and / or numbers) that allow the web server to store on the client (the browser) information to be reused during the same visit to the site (session cookies) or later, even at a distance of days (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored, based on user preferences, by the individual browser on the specific device used (computer, tablet, smartphone).

Similar technologies, such as, for example, web beacons, transparent GIFs and all forms of local storage introduced with HTML5, can be used to gather information on user behavior and use of services.

In the rest of this document we will refer to cookies and all similar technologies by simply using the word “cookie”.

The types of cookies used

Essential cookies

These cookies are essential in order to allow you to move around the site and make full use of its features, such as accessing the various protected areas of the site. Without these cookies some necessary services, such as filling out a contact form, cannot be used.

Performance cookies

These cookies collect information on how users use a website, for example, which pages are most visited, if you receive error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor.

All information collected through cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. They are used only to improve the functioning of a website.

Functionality cookies

Cookies allow the site to remember the choices made by the user (such as name, language or region of origin) and provide customized advanced features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that can be customized. They can also be used to provide services that you have asked for as you watch a video or comment on a blog. The information collected by these types of cookies can be made anonymous and not able to monitor your browsing activity on other websites.

Third-party cookies

By visiting a website you may receive cookies both from the visited site (“owners”) and from websites managed by other organizations (“third parties”). A notable example is the presence of “social plugins” for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. These are parts of the visited page generated directly by the aforementioned sites and integrated into the page of the host site. The most common use of social plugins is aimed at sharing content on social networks.

The presence of these plugins involves the transmission of cookies to and from all sites managed by third parties. The management of the information collected by “third parties” is governed by the relevant information to which reference should be made. To ensure greater transparency and convenience, the web addresses of the various information and cookie management methods are given below.

Google Analytics

This site also includes certain components transmitted by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Also in this case they are third-party cookies collected and managed anonymously to monitor and improve the performance of the host site (performance cookies).

Google Analytics uses “cookies” to collect and analyze anonymous information on site usage behavior (including your IP address. This site does not use (and does not allow third parties to use) the analysis tool of Google to monitor or collect personal identification information. Google does not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google or attempt to link an IP address with a user’s identity. Google can also communicate this information to third parties where this is required by law or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

For more information, please refer to the link below:

https://www.google.it/policies/privacy/partners/

The user can selectively disable the action of Google Analytics by installing on his browser the opt-out component provided by Google. To disable the action of Google Analytics, please refer to the link below:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Duration of cookies

Some cookies (session cookies) remain active only until the browser is closed or the logout command is executed. Other cookies “survive” when the browser is closed and are also available for subsequent visits by the user.

These cookies are called persistent and their duration is set by the server at the time of their creation. In some cases a deadline is set, in other cases the duration is unlimited.

However, by browsing the pages of this site, you can interact with sites operated by third parties that can create or modify persistent and profiling cookies.

Cookie management

The user can decide whether to accept cookies using the settings on his browser.

Attention: the total or partial disabling of technical cookies can compromise the use of the site features reserved for registered users. On the contrary, the usability of public content is also possible by completely disabling cookies.

Disabling “third party” cookies does not affect browsing in any way.

The setting can be defined specifically for different websites and web applications. Furthermore, the best browsers allow you to define different settings for “proprietary” and “third-party” cookies.

As an example, in Firefox, through the menu Tools-> Options -> Privacy, you can access a control panel where you can define whether to accept the different types of cookies and proceed with their removal.